Tag Archives: religious spirit

This is my dream for us

Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream, and like John Lennon, I can imagine a better world. I have a dream that people would set aside their particular political views and work together for the common good. I can … Continue reading

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Religion, politics, and scapegoating (part two)

We’ve been looking at how a religious spirit, political spirit, and scapegoating forms an unholy trinity that insidiously undergirds the “sin of the world.” It’s the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about (or even notices), the poisonous air we’ve been … Continue reading

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Religion, politics, and scapegoating (part one)

It’s interesting that religion and politics are two taboo subjects in polite conversation. Why is that? What should we be afraid of? Actually, plenty! Jesus warned His disciples of two spiritual strongholds that would war against His kingdom—religion and politics.

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The hermeneutics of love – part two

We started looking at how to know if we’re interpreting Scripture rightly in part one. What hermeneutical method do we use since there are so many different interpretations among “Bible believing” Christians? Christian Smith calls this the problem of “persuasive … Continue reading

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